National Catholic Register

Arts & Entertainment

TV Picks 07.14.13

BY Daniel J. Engler

TV Critic

July 14-27, 2013 Issue | Posted 7/9/13 at 10:01 AM


SUNDAY, July 14, 9pm

In Her Footsteps: The Story of Kateri Tekakwitha

EWTN Learn about St. Kateri Tekakwitha, the first Native-American woman to be recognized as a saint, and her incredible story. Listen to testimonies of those who have been touched by her — including the young boy miraculously cured that led to her canonization.


Major League Baseball Home-Run Derby and All-Star Game

FOX "Thank you, God, for giving me strength and making me a ballplayer," the late Hall of Fame pitcher Jim "Catfish" Hunter once said. Lots of sportsmanship will be on the field at 8pm Monday in the Home-Run Derby in New York City’s Citi Field and at 7:30pm Tuesday in the 84th All-Star Game between the American and National Leagues.

TUESDAY, July 16, 3am, 6:30pm

Our Lady of Mount Carmel

EWTN On the feast of Our Lady of Mount Carmel, Redemptorist Father Pablo Straub praises the Mother of Jesus and discusses the Rosary and the scapular.

TUESDAY, July 16, 10pm

Memory Games

SCIENCE CHANNEL In the 16th Annual U.S.A Memory Championship this past March in New York City, 50 competitors displayed incredible memorization feats. Advisory: TV-PG.

WEDNESDAY, July 17, 3:49pm

Papal Audience

EWTN Pope Francis will hold his weekly public audience at the Vatican. Re-airs at 7:49am Friday.

FRIDAY-SUNDAY, July 19-21, various

100th Tour de France

NBC SPORTS NETWORK The famed Tour de France bicycling race is enjoyable for both its fierce competition and its spectacular scenery. Coverage of the last three days of this year’s 2,115-mile race is at 6am Friday, 7:30am Saturday and, concluding at dusk on the Champs Elysees in Paris, noon Sunday, with daily reprises at 8pm.

FRIDAY, MONDAY-WEDNESDAY, July 19, 22-24, 3am, 6:30pm

Seven Deadly Sins, Seven Lively Virtues

EWTN Father Robert Barron explains how to cultivate virtue and combat pride, envy, anger, sloth, avarice, gluttony and lust.

MONDAY-SATURDAY, July 22-28, various

World Youth Day 2013

EWTN In Rio de Janeiro, Pope Francis will stress Jesus’ mandate, "Go, and make disciples of all nations!" At 2:30pm on Monday, he arrives. At 8am Wednesday, he flies to Aparecida for Mass at the Shrine of Our Lady of Aparecida. On Thursday, he will meet Rio’s mayor at 8:30am, then bless residents of the Varginha slum; later that afternoon, he will greet young people at the Copacabana beach at 4:30pm. On Friday, he will meet young inmates at 10am and lead the Stations of the Cross at Copacabana at 4:30pm. On Saturday, he will celebrate Mass at the cathedral at 7:30am and address young people at Guaratiba and preside at Eucharistic adoration at 6pm. Life on the Rock will also broadcast live from Rio. Check for the latest schedule.

FRIDAY, July 26, 10pm

David Phelps Classic

PBS Tenor David Phelps sings various religious hymns.

Dan Engler writes from
Santa Barbara, California.